Author Archives: environmentcentre

Southampton Healthy Homes: Patrick’s Story

Patrick was referred for Southampton Healthy Homes help by Citizens Advice Southampton, who are partners in the project. Their combi boiler was broken and had been condemned, because there was a suspected gas leak from the pipework, leaving them without heating or hot water. Patrick lives with his wife and two sons, and had just […]

Hitting the Cold Spots Launch Event

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2013 -2014 Invitation to the Launch Event Friday 11th October, 2013 Winchester Discovery Centre For the third winter Hampshire County Council with its partners, are running the Hitting the Cold Spots campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promote […]

Black Heritage Centre gets Energy Makeover

Faced with another year of expensive heating bills and a limited budget to spend on improving their building, members of Southampton’s Black Heritage Centre teamed up with the Environment Centre (tEC) last week to ‘do-it-themselves’. An action-packed day saw tEC’s energy advisors helping the group to draught proof external doors, fit temporary secondary glazing to […]

Visit the Cosy Homes Roadshow

October 1st and 5th – visit the Cosy Homes Exhibition and find out what you can do to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat. The Cosy Homes Exhibition offers a chance for local people to learn simple energy saving skills, try out products and take away free DIY materials. Big savings can be […]

Money Matters featured on BBC Radio Solent interview

Money Matters was featured in an inspiring interview with Anna, a Southampton resident who benefited from a home visit: ‘I didn’t know anything about Help the Aged, but a friend of mine said “why don’t you phone Help the Aged Anna?” which I did and I met Eva and she’s been fighting my case ever […]

Energy Action Southampton at Environmental Rock

We attended Environmental Rock yesterday. Although the sunshine made it hard to think about cold and draughty winter evenings, lots of people took the opportunity to find out about simple DIY improvements they could make in time for next winter. If you would like to find out more about Energy Action Southampton, or energy efficiency in […]

Energy Action for Sure Start Mums

This week we held the sixth and final workshop of our pioneering ‘Energy Saving in the Home’ course, run in partnership with Sure Start (Lordshill, Shirley Warren & Coxford). With a packed itinerary of talks, hands-on practical activities and guest speakers, learners were taken on a virtual journey discovering a whole array of simple and […]

Hitting the Cold Spots helps hundreds

Since October 2012 HtCS has assisted over 600 Hampshire residents with information and advice, fixed over 50 heating systems, provided 75 oil-filled radiators, completed 160 home free home assessments and made over 500 referrals to partner organisations. The Hitting the Cold Spots scheme has so far helped over 600 people and continues until the end of […]